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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Feb 10, 2011 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non Dead: Stunning Accomplishment? Maybe, but not quite yet...

There really isn't much of anything "better" that has been offered. The protesters are demanding a new constitution and a complete restructuring of the systems in place. A revolution of that magnitude would really require a dissolution of the current government, the first step for which is the resignation of Mubarak.

Seems more likely that the Egyptian Military will take control before any significant "civil" changes can take place. They are the recipients of $2+ billion US aid a year and I would bet on the military doing whatever it can to ensure that this aid keeps flowing.

I wonder what happens when the protesting masses realize that the military isn't really on their side?

Or perhaps more interestingly, what manner of a change of government in Egypt satisfies both the interests of the protesters and protests US interests?